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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L ABS module, brake light VIN: WAUBA24B8X
Car came in with the CEL lit, we checked & cleared the codes. The ABS light was and is lit, the hand brake warning light flashes when the brake is off, and lights steadily when the hand brake is applied. While I can talk to the trans and the engine, I am unabl...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L radio VIN: 1G30568123
MY WIFE RECENTLY HAD HER WINDOWS TINTED IN HER 528i. AFTER THE JOB WAS COMPLETED, THE RADIO IS INOP. IT POWERS UP, BUT DOES NOT RECIEVE ANY STATIONS AM OR FM. CD WORKS O.K. ACTS LIKE IT HAS A DISCONNECTED ANTENNA, BUT I'VE PULLED AND CHECKED IT. WHERE DOES THE...
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1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Door Locks VIN: SAJHY1743M
Greeting and thanks for your time, Locks all function electrically and will lock from either door or panic switch. However, only the drivers door, trunk and gas door will unlock consistently. Both rear door and passenger door will sometimes. Tried one new acct...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA28C5Y
Have this 99 jaguar here, Every month or so customer states car will crank but not start. Every time this happens she calls me, by the time I am able to reach the car on the road it starts and runs fine. A few months ago we replaced the remote keys and the tra...
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1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L front diff VIN: SALPV124ST
customer complains of noise and vibration coming from the drivetrain very noticable over 50 mph. we put the car up in the air and found the noise coming from the center of the front differential. we drained and refilled, but noise is still ther, it goes away o...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA28D3M
I have good pressure to fuel distributor i believe, good spark at wires, but it just wont start. If i feed it starting fluid the motor starts and runs fine. There is 12v at fuel pump connector, I just don't work on these enough go any further, any help woulb b...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA61E7P
this car will die if you try to give it gas normally.if you baby the throttle it will acelerate.possible fuel dist? any ideas will help. also, left turn signal comes on steday and stays on if when switch is off.restart car and it is off till you use t/s.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E3S
these are reocurring codes in the hfm module and the dm module we have checked several different times repaired all vacuum leaks and replace the mass air flow meter. car runs very well but we can clear these codes and before the day is up just cruiseing down r... Trouble codes: 48 (MB code 052 Mixture too lean lower part load in hfm module), 31 (Dm module injeactor long term adaptation to limit value)
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1990 Porsche 911 3.6L heater fan VIN: WPOCB2964L
Problem with heater fan and fresh air blower. Dail on cold -) fan switch on -) fresh air fan kicks in, heater fan does NOT. When dialing to "heat" at approx. 24-27C the fresh air fan will go off, but heater fan in engine compartment still NOT working! When hea...
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1973 Triumph tr6 152CID Excessive Emissions VIN: CF6704U00W
Hi group, This car has little power and likes to run @ [...] of timing at idle. Valve clearence has been verified. This car also has fast road cam installed. The vacum advance is actually working as a retard. Is this normal? Have removed timing chain and f...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA23B3Y
Car first came in for long term fuel trim code , found and repaired 2 broken vac. lines, replaced plugs ( ones installed were original) and replaced front O2 (it was lazy) Car also didn't run well cold.. It would start right up and after about 15 seconds would... Trouble codes: 16784 (misfire detected), 16785 (miss 1), 16786 (miss 4), 16788 (miss 2)
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1989 Volvo 740 GL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FX8844K
It came in again with check engine light after we replaced head temp sensor and oxygen sensor scaned again for codes got 2 2-3-1 and 2-2-1 check air mass meeter old one running in spec at about 4% tried two new air mass meeters both couse run up of 11% Trouble codes: 231, 221
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D8X
Hey guys, I have this volvo with an evap code. I pressurized the fuel tank to 7"h2o, blocking off the hose after the shut off valve. The system held pressure. I did the resistance tests on the purge valve and the shut off vavle and both within specs. I perform... Trouble codes: P0455
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 BMW 325is 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO COMMUNICATION VIN: WBABF3321S
Well, this one is fixed but still not sure wherer the problem was.We located the bus bar at the LF A pillar where all the TXD wires are connected and disconnected each one until the short went away. I found that 1 wire was shorted to .6 volts(?). Reconnected a...
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1996 BMW M3 3.2L air bag light VIN: WBSBG9325T
I now know air bag lights on BMW stay in history until 'clear' Thanks on the input, waiting for 'snap-on' demo unit for code clear. Dont do many euro vehicles in this area but looks like most 'generic' scan tools dont like BMW. BAUM scan tool mentioned more th...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L 1-2, 2-3 shift VIN: WBAGJ8327V
Wow, 4 of the 6 replies nailed it right on the head. Replace the transmission filter with OE ZF filter. We installed a new transmission filter, part # 24-34-1-422-419. While doing this job, dropped down the valve body and replaced the four o-rings on the tubes...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L won't run obdii mon VIN: WDBFA67F8T
Well I received 4 replies, all agreed that the moniters on this car were sometimes hard to run. Marshal had great insight to how the moniters run. I.E. slow o2's might prevent them from running.He is in the process of designing a program to run OBDII moniters ... Trouble codes: P0410 (air injection system malfunction).
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L instruments VIN: 1TR5TRE252
I had to send to the dealer as they would not let me have the immobalizer number. I did get the ross tech software it seems to be quite good so far, it is a pitty that the dealer is so unhelpful with this. new cluster is in and workihg as it should. thanks for...
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1988 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L right rear caliper VIN: YV1AX8844J
thank you for all the replies from Richard of Michigan Mark [...] of Minnesota Paul of Luisiana Peter of Southern California John of Tennessee Bruce of North Carolina Paul of Indiana William of Florida Mark of Nebraska Nigal of British Columbia Randy of Massachuse...
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1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L Brake pads VIN: YV1LT56D4X
Thank you for all the help. I checked to make sure that the brake light switch was properly adjusted. The brake pedal has adequate free play. The fact that the rear brakes are applied first leads me to believe that the customer is riding the pedal although she...
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